Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong led the Super Eagles out for their AFCON opener against Equatorial Guinea rocking a pair of custom, vegan Sokito boots inspired by Nigeria’s landscape.
The upper features a white base, with a green graphic reminiscent of the foliage in Nigeria’s lowland forests. The tongue and heel are accented by a brighter shade of green, making the boots a perfect colour match for the Super Eagles’ kit.
The boots, customised from the eco-friendly brand’s Scudetta silhouette, are made mostly of plant-based materials. The suede lining and tongue were made from corn waste, whilst the insole was made out of sugarcane and bamboo. Castor beans make up the soleplate, and the knit collar was created out of tencel wood fibres.
Troost-Ekong’s custom boots are a preview of what’s to come from Sokito’s unreleased Scudetta line. The upcoming silhouette will hit the market later this year, and is anticipated to be the most sustainable football boot ever. Take a closer look at the custom boots below.